Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 9 & 10: "But for fit monument, I shattered it, unfinished…"

Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation in Wadi Rum, Jordanby Tomobe03 [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons Some books, when you come to the end of them, leave you gaping inwardly.  Dejected and confused, you feel like you missed something critical, after “getting” everything that came before.   Seven Pillars of Wisdom ends just … Continue reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 9 & 10: "But for fit monument, I shattered it, unfinished…"

Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 7 & 8: The Dead Sea Campaign; The Ruin of High Hope

Sherif Nasir The Arab Revolt as led by Lawrence was not a solely independent effort.  Money and reinforcements came from Britain, and in return the Arab tribesmen and leadership collaborated with General Allenby against the common enemy.  The Dead Sea Campaign came after Allenby had taken Jerusalem, and would benefit both Arab and British objectives:  … Continue reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 7 & 8: The Dead Sea Campaign; The Ruin of High Hope